The grade II listed building and its beautiful gardens have been an ever present point of call for garden enthusiasts.
In recognition Avon Dassett residents Lily and Kerry Hope-Frost received a commemorative compass from National Gardens Scheme County Organiser Julia Sewell to mark 30 years of opening The Old Rectory garden for the charity’s cancer and palliative care beneficiaries.
Lily said: ““Whatever the weather the good people from far and wide keep coming, with many repeat visitors. Some years, bright brollies colour the garden and the sunny days are enhanced by hats and pretty parasols”
“The only incident in 30 years was when two ample ladies sat on a bench in unison and their combined weight went through the seat to the ground. They were thankfully unhurt with only dignity and undergarments compromised.”